After getting this link from Rhonda and then this one from Leslie, I felt compelled to consider what to do with the scraps I have been saving. I already had these nicely fitting bins from my yarn storage, which I switched out with larger yarn bins and now have them back for my fabric scraps, fat quarters collection (!) and 5" charm squares. I doubt I will go wild like the lady in the link above. I have been there and done that and am in recovery. Before I became a full time fuser I had lots of commercial prints and sold or gave them away when I turned into a dyer/fuser/art quilter.
I used a Dry erase pen to remind me what is where as tho I couldn't just see it. I worry about being overwhelmed with scraps. With fusing everything is usable, even the tiniest little bits, as long as they have fusible on the back. But with piecing I actually find myself having to decide what to keep and what to toss.
Yesterday I did get these cute new containers tho. They are perfect for my very few fat 1/4's and all my charm squares. I feel content to have a go-to spot for the partially cut stuff.
And it makes working less of disaster site to have a scrap bin at the ready. I took a commentors advice and bought a big bottle of starch and made my own spray starch concotion to refill my bottle. Yay!
Thanks for all your advice about getting a second pug. Chumley is going to stay an only pug for a long while. He is in desperate need of a larger pillow for his growing pugginess, doncha think?
PS.Join our QAWM at the Flickr site http://www.flickr.com/groups/qawm2011/pool/
PPS. It looks like we are going to get a local chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild started again. We are meeting at the Sew Be It shop in Ringgold GA on this Saturday at 10am Eastern. If you would like to join us, you're invited!